Every couple of years I go to a conference in DC for a few days. The hours are long, usually from 8am until 9:30 pm each night, with minimal breaks for long lines to the bathrooms.
Feeling sorry for me?
Because this is a conference that knows how to work in a little pleasure and joy wherever it can to brighten things up!
Now, don't be too jealous; this was just the surprising "intro" to the conference, not the ongoing content, which was much more content/work/skill focused, (translation: dry).
And for one glorious 45 minutes, and the day without rain, I slipped outside the front of the hotel and got these beautiful shots!
I offered to take a shot of a young couple among the tulips, and just when I was feeling a little arrogantly-camera-smart, I managed to fall over backward into the street! (Not hurt, and the guy of the couple strongly helped me get back up. Escape helped my bruised ego!)